Different actions on different passwords?
vendor at billoblog.com
Tue Dec 31 19:36:51 UTC 2013
On Tue, 31 Dec 2013, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 14:13:11 +0000,
> Bill Oliver <vendor at billoblog.com> wrote:
>> In the US you *can* be ordered to provide a password. Though appeals are
>> still working their way up to the Supreme Court, various courts have said
>> you must, while others have said that you may not. See, for instance:
>> Thus, it currently in the stage where it depends on what jurisdiction you
>> are in. I am not confident that the Supreme Court will side with privacy
>> or 5th amendment rights.
> While this isn't settled, the main theme where people were ordered to provide
> passwords have been where it was already known what was on the machine before
> hand. Either because customs saw what appered to be child porn and then
> couldn't get the data back afterwards or when someone stated they had some
> particular information on their machine.
> And of course in civil cases (such as copyright suits), you might lose by
> default if you don't provide the requested data.
Heh. I used to say that about the people I knew in the US federal govt,
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